NOTE: The OTC has ended, but you can visit our collection of textbooks here.

Today the Saylor Foundation is launching a new way for authors and college professors to participate in the Open Textbook Challenge (OTC). Based on the hefty amount of feedback we received from interested individuals across the globe, we are pleased to announce an option for individuals – or a group of individuals – to develop a new textbook for eligible courses and license it under CC BY 3.0!

What’s more, to accommodate the rather lengthy process of preparing a new text, we’ve decided to eliminate the wave structure of our Open Textbook Challenge. Moving forward, we’ll be accepting both textbook submissions and proposals for textbook development on a rolling basis.

Here’s the skinny on the new submission option: Interested individuals will be asked to submit a brief statement about the text they’d like to pen, the relevant eligible Saylor course, and a number of academic credentials. Successful applicants will be sent a Request for Proposal.

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The image “Just the ones I’m getting rid of” used in this post came from Flickr user Plutor and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license